Garfield Gators 6-year winning streak ends

first_imgCHAMPIONS—The Garfield Gator Twerps won the Southwestern Pennsylvania Youth Athletic League Championship with a 13-8 win over the North Side Steelers. (Photos by William McBride)The Garfield Gators have been one of the most successful youth football programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania history. The Gators organization provides opportunity for inner-city kids to participate in youth football and cheer.  The entire community gets involved with the team. It’s an all volunteer staff that provides the best coaching instruction regardless of economic background the chance to learn the values of character, integrity, discipline, and teamwork through football and cheerleading.DANIEL KANE JR rushed for a touchdown in the Garfield Gators 13-8 win over the North Side Steelers in the Twerps championship game.President Bob Jones, Coach Paper and the entire staff have built an outstanding organization nail-by-nail, dollar-by-dollar and piece-by-piece.“This is more than football its family.  All the people who were in my wedding are part of this program,” said Officer Mike Gay.  “It’s all about the kids.  We want to give to these kids things that we didn’t have.  Be mentors.  Be a father figure.”The Gators were riding a 69 game winning streak like California Chrome! But on Sunday Oct. 26, at Cupples Stadium, Homewood-Brushton “Shook up the World” by knocking off the Gators 14-7 to win the 13-14 age group championship.last_img read more

Recreational Razor Clam Opener in October Remains Tentative

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe first October 2018 recreational razor clam opener remains tentative as the marine toxin tests are completed. Those tentative opening dates are;Oct. 11, Thursday, 8:58 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksOct. 12, Friday, 9:41 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, CopalisOct. 13, Saturday, 10:26 p.m.; +0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksThe following are the results from the first round of tests. The details with the tentative dates through December that were previously announced can be found at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.htmlMARINE TOXIN UPDATE:Listed below are the most recent marine toxin levels, as announced by the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) on September 28, 2018. This is the FIRST of two rounds of razor clam samples required by WDOH before any recreational razor clam opener. As you can see, these samples are all below the action level for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) from Domoic Acid, Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP). The second and final round of sampling is scheduled for Thursday October 4 with results by Monday October 8.Recall, before a beach can be opened for the harvest of razor clams, WDOH protocol requires that all razor clam samples collected from that beach must test under the action level (20 ppm for domoic acid; 80 µg/100g for PSP; and 16 µg/100g for DSP) on both of the two required sample collections.Note that in all of these samples; only razor clam meat tissue is tested.These samples were all collected on 9/26/18.9/26/18; Long Beach Area E (north):domoic acid =   1 ppmPSP = none detectedDSP = none detected9/27/18; Twin Harbors Area CL (middle):domoic acid =   1 ppmPSP = none detectedDSP = none detected9/27/18;  Copalis Area XL (middle)domoic acid =   1 ppmPSP = none detectedDSP = none detected9/27/18; Mocrocks Area BC (south)domoic acid =   1 ppmPSP = none detectedDSP = none detectedFor more information on razor clams, including how seasons are set, population sampling techniques and how to dig, clean and cook razor clams please see the following link:http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/razorclm/razorclm.htmlast_img read more

How Mobile Phones And YouTube Are Helping Indias Bollywood Bring In Music

first_img How Bollywood Is Winning On YouTube how-mobile-phones-and-youtube-are-helping-indias-bollywood-bring-music-hits “The last two years have been really action packed,” is how T-Series President Neeraj Kalyan described his company’s exponential growth. With dozens of additional channels targeting loyal groups that speak many of India’s diverse languages, T-Series’ growth has many bases besides YouTube, and they are also growing into television and movie production as well.Cross-Pacific Pop: Album Sales Boom For Asian Breakout Solo ArtistsRead more Twitter News Email The newly available world of mobile internet in India has millions regularly going to YouTube for musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 5:54 pm India’s internet population is huge and growing, thanks to mobile phones, and music on YouTube is one of the market’s most popular destinations. As a result of this, Bollywood music is thriving, along with modern renditions of traditional songs and diverse videos targeted to smaller, linguistically unique demographics. Indian music label T-Series has been a big winner with 70 million subscribers on its main channel and new subscribers growing by more than 100,000 daily.The New York Times found that T-Series gets video averages of 6.5 million views with a bottom-line total, overall, of 53 billion views, making it one of YouTube’s most successful channels ever. Since 2016 more than 200 million people in India have internet access through mobile phones and 85 percent of India’s internet users visit YouTube. One hit by T-Series artist Guru Randhawa notched more than 615 million views. Facebook https://twitter.com/GuruOfficial/status/1062721542172360705 How Mobile Phones And YouTube Are Helping India’s Bollywood Bring In Music Hits last_img read more

Swechchhasebak League leader murdered in Pirojpur

first_imgJony Talukdar. Photo: CollectedA Swechchhasebak League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Kabutarkhali village of Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur on Monday, reports UNB. The deceased Jony Talukdar, 25, was vice-president of Gulishakhali union unit Swechchhashebak League and son of Hashem Ali Talukdar of the village.He was a supporter of upazila polls independent candidate Rezaul Islam, who had rivalry with Awami League candidate Hossain Mosharraf Shakku.Jony was critically injured after supporters of Shakku reportedly attacked him around 8:45am, said Shawkat Anwar, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria police station.He succumbed to his injuries around 1:00pm while being taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.Police arrested Jahangir, a supporter of Shakku after the attack.last_img read more

WCD Minister celebrates Yoga day with pregnant women

first_imgPractising Yoga during pregnancy gives the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems, said Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, who attended a yoga session with pregnant women in National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development(NIPCCD), New Delhi.The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga through various activities. During the session, Gandhi interacted with the expecting mothers who shared their experiences of practising prenatal yoga. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Minister performed asanas along with the pregnant women under the guidance of yoga trainer so as to encourage the practice of prenatal yoga. She emphasised the importance of yoga for pregnant women. However, the prenatal yoga must be practised only under qualified instructors, the Minister stressed.She further added that making Yoga an integral part of life has holistic benefits and it can help especially pregnant mothers by giving the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during the nine months. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAfter participating in the prenatal yoga session, the Minister also said that regularly practising prenatal yoga can help in preparing the women’s body for normal delivery. She shared her own daily yoga routine and urged people to perform yoga for staying healthy and happy adding how Pranayama has been found to have exceptional benefits during pregnancyBesides Gandhi, other officials of the Ministry, led by Secretary Rakesh Srivastava also enthusiastically participated in the yoga session.last_img read more

Intel acquires Vertexai to join it under their artificial intelligence unit

first_imgAfter acquiring Nervana, Mobileye, and Movidius, Intel has now bought Vertex. ai and is merging it with their artificial intelligence group. Vertex. ai is a Seattle based startup unicorn with the vision to develop deep learning for every platform with their PlaidML deep learning engine. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but the 7-person Vertex.ai team including founders Choong Ng, Jeremy Bruestle, and Brian Retford will become a part of Movidius in Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group. Vertex.ai was founded in 2015 and initially funded by Curious Capital and Creative Destruction Lab, among others. Intel said in a statement “With this acquisition, Intel gained an experienced team and IP (intellectual property) to further enable flexible deep learning at the edge.” The chipmaker does intend to continue developing PlaidML as an open source project. They will shortly transition it to the Apache 2.0 license from the existing AGPLv3 license. The priority for PlaidML will continue to be an engine that supports a variety of hardware with an Intel nGraph backend. “There’s a large gap between the capabilities neural networks show in research and the practical challenges in actually getting them to run on the platforms where most applications run,” Ng stated on Vertex.ai’s launch in 2016. “Making these algorithms work in your app requires fast enough hardware paired with precisely tuned software compatible with your platform and language. Efficient plus compatible plus portable is a huge challenge—we can help.” Intel is among many other giants in the tech industry making heavy investments in AI. Their AI chip business is currently at $1B a year. Their PC/chip business makes $8.8B while their data-centric business makes $7.2 billion. “After 50 years, this is the biggest opportunity for the company,” Navin Shenoy, executive vice president said at Intel’s 2018 Data Centric Innovation Summit this year. “We have 20 percent of this market today…Our strategy is to drive a new era of data center technology.” The official announcement is stated in the Vertex.ai website. Read next Intel acquires eASIC, a custom chip (FPGA) maker for IoT, cloud and 5G environments Intel’s Spectre variant 4 patch impacts CPU performance SingularityNET and Mindfire unite talents to explore artificial intelligencelast_img read more

IHG launches Business Edge for small midsize enterprises

first_img Thursday, August 9, 2018 Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Business, IHG, InterContinental Hotels Group ATLANTA — IHG is giving small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) an edge over the competition with its new IHG Business Edge program.Designed to enhance the corporate travel experience for SME’s, the program helps to streamline the negotiation process, rewards loyalty and consolidates data, content and bookings into one customer portal.Prior to launch, 1,500 companies have already signed up as members. IHG Business Edge has been in development for the past year, and was built based on the insights of 2,100 global SME customers. It was then piloted with 300 companies across 17 countries.“We knew that there was an unmet need for a travel buying program specifically designed for SMEs, a group of customers who can often be underserved by the industry,” said Derek DeCross, SVP, Global Sales, IHG. “We worked together with SME’s to design the program and they told us that a discount program alone is no compelling enough to drive their loyalty and engagement.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsWhat they did want, added DeCross, was “a rich discount they could count on, reliable reporting and insight into the latest information.” They also wanted access to a diverse corporate network of other “similar” organizations.Through the customer portal, the corporate administrator can monitor essential travel data including hotel spend, room nights, average daily rate, savings and IHG Rewards Club participation over the previous 12 months.In the future, the portal will also allow administrators to access a content centre with business tools, articles for continuing education and a forum to connect with fellow SME travel administrators.Companies with less than 250 employees and up to US$50 million in revenue, and that spend at least $5,000 with IHG annually, are welcome to join IHG Business Edge. This will give them discounted rates at participating hotels across IHG’s portfolio of more than 5,400 properties across 15 brands.Travel administrators can apply at businessedge.ihg.com. IHG launches Business Edge for small & midsize enterpriseslast_img read more